Preserve your teeth with Dental Crowns in Glen Mills, PA
Over time, wear and tear can weaken your teeth. Whether it is from tooth decay, nighttime grinding, or trauma, damage to your teeth is permanent, and dental crowns can protect fragile teeth so you can avoid tooth loss. At Star Care Dental, we offer dental crowns for patients in Glenn Mills, PA, and surrounding cities such as Chadds Ford or Aston.
Who needs dental crowns?
A dental crown is essentially a cap that sits over your tooth, and they are one of the most versatile tools in dentistry. They can be used to treat cosmetic issues like staining or chips, or they can provide protection and support for teeth with large cavities, or after a root canal therapy. Patients can also use dental crowns in conjunction with implants to replace missing teeth and prevent bone loss and shifting teeth.
Dental crowns are generally made with ceramic or metal, with porcelain crowns providing a realistic-looking replacement that blends in with your natural teeth. They can last over twenty years with proper care while allowing you to chew your food effectively and speak clearly.
Dental crown procedures
Dental crowns typically take two visits to place. During the first visit, Dr. Nair will remove tooth decay and may build up the tooth’s structure using dental bonding. If you need root canal therapy, she will drill into your tooth to remove the decay, and she may place a fiber post to support your restoration.
Once the decay is treated, she will reshape your tooth by removing the outer layer of enamel. Once your tooth is prepped, she will take impressions of your teeth to send to the dental lab and place a temporary crown while you wait. In a couple of weeks, you will return to the office to place your permanent crown. She may need to make some adjustments to the crown and your gums to seat the crown properly and seal out bacteria.
Once your crown is in place, you can care for it with regular brushing and flossing. You can resume your normal eating habits within a day. You’ll need to maintain regular dental appointments for professional cleanings and exams to prevent further issues with your teeth. To learn more about dental crowns, call our office in Glen Falls at (610) 569-0509 to schedule a consultation.